Healthy Marriage Habits Quiz #2 – Emotional/Physical Closeness

In the healthiest relationships, couples exhibit a 20:1 ratio of positive to negative interactions in the course of their everyday interactions and conversations (Gottman, 2011).    “Positive interactions” include simple acts like smiling at your partner when you walk in the room, acknowledging their presence and looking in your mate’s eyes when they talk, and brief touches as you walk past each other as well as more intentional actions such as giving meaningful compliments, thoughtful tokens of affection, and being intentionally affectionate with one another.
How important is developing this skill to your marriage?